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Lake of Egypt

IL (Johnson, Williamson)

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  • Buzz Baiting
  • Carolina Rigging
  • Cast/Retrieve Deep
  • Cast/Retrieve Mid Depth
  • Cast/Retrieve Shallow
  • Chatterbaiting
  • Crankbaiting
  • Dropshot
  • Finesse Fishing
  • Froggin
  • Jerk Baiting
  • Livebait Rigging
  • Ned Rigging
  • Neko Rigging
  • Power Fishing
  • Power Jigging
  • Shaky Head Fishing
  • Spinnerbaits
  • Spybaiting
  • Texas Rigging
  • Top Water
  • Vertical Jigging Deep
  • Vertical Jigging Mid Depth
  • Vertical Jigging Shallow
  • Wacky Rigging

Lake Details

Summary

What you need to know about fishing Lake of Egypt

Lake of Egypt is a southern Illinois reservoir owned and managed by the Southern Illinois Power Cooperative. A relatively shallow lake with an average depth of only 18 feet with drop-offs to a max depths of 52 feet present in areas where the original Saline River used to run before its damming in the south fork. Now a 2,300-acre lake used for cooling operations in the local coal-burning power plant, fishing species present in the lake includes largemouth bass, channel catfish, striped bass, crappies, and bluegills. Known for producing more slab crappies year-round than any other lake in the area, Lake of Egypt has a large number of submerged brush piles where crappies can hide and reproduce. Key locations for crappies include the Spanish House Point, Bald Eagle Cove, Elk Cove, Bannis and Christmas Tree point.

Waterbody Type

Lake/Pond

Coordinates

-88.9155W
37.5926N

Surface Area

8.62 sq. km

Avg. Depth

0 ft.

Species Present

Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Panfish / Bluegill, Catfish

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